Mary Laura Philpott

Photograph by Heidi Ross
About The Author

Mary Laura Philpott writes essays that examine the overlap of the absurd and the profound in everyday life. Her writing has been featured in print or online by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, McSweeney’s, The Paris Review, and other publications. She’s the founding editor of Musing, the online magazine of Parnassus Books, as well as an Emmy-winning cohost of the show A Word on Words on Nashville Public Television. She also wrote and illustrated the humor book Penguins with People Problems, a quirky look at the embarrassments of being human. Mary Laura lives in Nashville with her family.

Appearances
APR 1
6:30 PM
in person
PARNASSUS BOOKS
In conversation with Ann Patchett
3900 Hillsboro Pike
Suite 14
Nashville, TN 37215
APR 2
8:00 PM
in person
BOOKS & BOOKS
265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134
APR 5
7:30 PM
in person
BOOKS ARE MAGIC
In conversation with Mari Andrew
225 Smith Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
APR 8
12:00 PM
in person
SOBY'S
Ticketed "Lit & Lunch" with M. Judson Booksellers; MJudsonBooks.com for info
207 South Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601
APR 8
6:00 PM
in person
MALAPROP'S BOOKSTORE
Talk & signing
55 Haywood St
Asheville, NC 28801
APR 9
7:00 PM
in person
MAIN STREET BOOKS
Talk & signing
126 South Main Street
Davidson, NC 28036
APR 10
7:00 PM
in person
POLITICS & PROSE
In conversation with Nora Krug
5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
APR 12
6:30 PM
in person
AVID ON PRINCE
Talk & signing
493 Prince Ave.
Athens, GA 30601
APR 13
4:00 PM
in person
GREGG IRBY GALLERY
With A Cappella Books
996 Huff Road NW D
Atlanta, GA 30318
APR 14
1:00 PM
in person
LOS ANGELES TIMES FESTIVAL OF BOOKS
"Essays and Memoir: Living Our Best Lives" panel with Lori Gottlieb, Cathy Guisewite, Heather Havrilesky, Mary Laura Philpott
USC - University Park Campus
Hoffman Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90089
APR 17
6:00 PM
in person
NOVEL.
Lit & Libations series
387 Perkins Extd.
Memphis, TN 38117
APR 18
6:00 PM
in person
THACKER MOUNTAIN RADIO
With singer-songwriter Abe Partridge and rock-soul duo, Dazz & Brie; books sold by Square Books
Off Square Books
129 Courthouse Square
Oxford, MS 38655
MAY 30
6:00 PM
in person
BLUE BICYCLE BOOKS
In conversation with Amanda Heckert
420 King St.
Charleston, SC 29403
AUG 17
in person
MISSISSIPPI BOOK FESTIVAL
Details at MSBookFestival.com

Books by Mary Laura Philpott